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to believe in. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. . a sad morning in washington d.c. as we mourn the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death brings a fight over democracy and republicans over who should take his seat. >> and the republicans and democrats continue to push for support. a look at who could knock on your door ahead. good sunday morning. >> it's a gorgeous start to our day although it is windy in spots. breezy is going to pick up and it's going to be windy this
we could see wind gusts upward of 65 miles-per-hour. that's past he breezy qualification. but it's gorgeous. mix of sun and clouds over denver. the sunrise just about 30 %- minutes ago. amazing pink right there on the horizon in denver. we're going to see a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day in the metro area. in the high country, dealing with snow. as you can see as the radar swoops right around, we've got some of that snow that is building. it is light riggttnow but it's going to pick up in intensity as the day goes on, which is why we have winter weather advisories in effect. we could be looking at 6-12 inches of snow. we have teens and 20s in the high country. gunnison still that cold spot at 2 beloo zero. we're going to top out right aaout 55 degrees, and seeing a mix of sun and clouds, ut the winds will be a factor. there is a chance that some could see rain.
the u.s. supreme court is morning justice antonin scalia. the 79-year-old ustice passed away in his sleep at his west texas ranch. he was a conservative on the bench. during his 30 years on the supreme court he became best known for his literal interpretation of the constitution. after news of his death, president obama announced he will nominate a successor before he leaves office, which means we could see the first major shift in the supreme court since 1991. >> this is disruptive to the supreme court sessions, because as it's moving toward handing down more and more decisions, you may end up with a-4 vote as opposed to having a majority one way or the other. >> the democratic candidates are calling for the seat to be filled immediately. currently five of the nine justices are conservatives.
whoever the president picks. this morning the flag outside the supreme courr is flying at half staff in the justice's honor. detaiis on the funeral have not been laid out yet. the republicans began their debate last night with a moment of silence for juutice scalia. then the six remaining candidates wasted no time in getting down to business. jeb bush went on the attack against donald trump, questioning his bankrupty and diving into home land security. >> my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe and i'm proud of what he did. >> how did he keep us safe when the world trade center came down? the world is -- i lost hundreds of friends. the world trade center came
he kept us safe? that's not safe. >> the world trade center came down because bill clinton didn't kilo kill. shortly after learninn the news denver 7 talked with republican leaders in colorado. they say scalia's death is a great loss for the party. >> when opinions were written, he checked every foot note to make sure that it was referring to the correct statute, that his opinions were accurate as possible. thorough brilliant, legal mind. >> news of scalia's death came on a day when there was a huge democratic presence in our senator michael bennett opened the night with a moment of silence for scalia.
she spoke for about 30 minutes. talking for 32 minutes. both addressed the nomination to replace scalia. >> apparently they believe that the constitution does not allow a democratic president to bring forth a nominee to replace justice scalia. -`i strongly disagree with that. >> elections have consequences. the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justice, and the senate has a rrsponsibility to vote. >> well, today the democrats continue their push for support righh here in our state. >> shooting survivor and former congresswoman gabbie giffords will be campaigning this morning. >>reporter: good morning. what's happening today is a door-knocking event where hillary clinton's staff members and volunteers will be showing up in denver neighborhoods to
they could perhaps be coming o your house. everything will get started here at clinton's campaign office in the highlandss this is where gabbie giffords and her husband mark kelly will be in justtabout two hours to %- kick things off. the couple was out yesterday supporting clinton as well. they were here at this anti-gun violence event. she was shot in the head at her own political event. six were killed that day. she and her husband say they're not innerested in taking anyone's guns away. they're fighting for common sense reform. >> we're both supporters of the second amendment, but we also think that gun safety and common-sense legislation to keep the guns out of the hands of criminals is important, and
agrees with that philosophy and has the record the prove it. >>reporter: and this hillary clinton door-knocking event will get started at 9:00 here on 16th street in the highlands. we''l bring it to you live in our 9:00 to 10:00 hour. and coming up later today on politics unplugged, we'll have much more justice scalia's that airs as 4:00 this afternoon on denver 7. now to a developing story. another controversy threatening peyton manning's reputation. six female students have filed %- suit against the university of tennessee, saying the athletic department condones quote hostile sexual environment. one woman says manning put his naked genitals or her face. we'll follow this story as it develops. right now it's 7:07.
office is looking for answers after a man was injured driving was shattered. the driver later found what he the car. he was injured but was able to drive himself to the hospital. meantime, a nationwide search is now on for this dangerous parolee. this is dennis simonton. he and two other paroleees cut off their ankle monitors and took off. simonton should be considered armed and dangerous. police are searching for two men claiming to be fellow officers. this was late friday night. the victim says the men looked official, even had a vehicle with flashing lights, and one was wearing when looked like a
>> they were very well spoken, polite. he checked the items and found they had taken $180 out of his wallet. >> one is black, six feet tall. heavy set with brown eyes. -`they were driving a maroon crown victoria with flashing lights. if you have any information, contacc denver police. if you are pulled over, remember you can drive to a well-lit area and call dispatch to confirm it's a real officer `ehind you. we still have much more ahead on this hour of denver 7. first, we all know self-driving
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those peaks. we're talking about more snow today. great news for the high country. the question is are we going to see some of that down here? we'll take a look at your we have an update on a story we brought you as breaking news yeeterday. a woman had to be taken to the hospital after her car was hit by a fire truck. her car was just crushed. the fire truck had its lights and sirens on when this accident. they got out and helped the woman. she was trapped inside her car. be okay. broncos reserve safety shillh keo has been arrested for drunk driving. he recently tweeted he was leaving denver to spend time in his off season. he played in four regular games this year with one interception.
to leaders in southwest colorado after that devastating mine spill. the river was stained orange from thousands of gallons of waste last summer. areas impacted by pollution would get federal aid. a series of earthquakes hit oklahoma yesterday. the largest a 5.1 magnitude. it was strong enough to be felt in seven other states, not including colorado. at least ten smaller quakes were recorded in the same area. youusee there was a map there. maybe. well, some link oolahoma's growing number of earthquakes to fracking. in denver it is a gorgeouss day outside. those winds though quiet right now, not too bad. we're going to see some of those pick up definitely through the afternoon, and you can see in the metro we've got wind speeds in the teenss anywhere from about 5 to 20 miles per hour. howevee, those are going to
. 7:17. i'm just loving the sunrise on this sunday morning. some clouds mixed in with a little bit of sun and sky. pretty cool look at mount evans. maybe some snow up there a little bit. it's been dry lately but it's coming. by the way, red mountain pass is back open after a sizable avalanche shut it down yesterday. the slide was triggered by two skiers. no word yet if anyone was hurt. >> unbelievable!
side of the hill, but the highway. they had to bring in a lot of pieces of heavy equipment to clear the road. luckily no car was buried down there. it wasn't juut the skiers that were affected. >> that one slide. >> it can get you every time. >> and it can happen at any time. >> it can and we're seeing a lot of that because of the heat
as the temperatures will climb into the low 40s. we'll see the snow mostly off 3 to the west. it's really going to fill in through this afternoon and this evening. what we have right now in some locations is just some flurries. as the day goes on we're goiig to see that fill in. northeast corner, we're not going to necessarily be watching for a lot of snow but rain showers. evening. right there at i-25 we're in this dry gap. later on this evening looking 3 ffr a little bit of rain and snow in the northeast corner of the state and yet again more snow for the mountains. the denver metro area, most of the front range looking to remain dry. tomorrow morning it is presidents' day. ` lot of people off work. kids off school. up in the high country, some snow.
for a little bit of rain showers in that northeast remain dry. nicely tomorrow. yet again we're going to keep some of those winds with us, and then look at this. 60s on thursday. yeah, i had to shift the bright spot. it was on wednesday yesterday. i shifted it to thursday. 69 degrees the high in denver. chance for some to even see 70. >> i know why you did this. >> why? >> because you're just picking the day where i need to go play golf. >> sure. >> you're helping me out here. >> i'm giving you fair warning. % are you off on thursday is the question? >> no, but i get off at noon every day, so i'll bring the clubs with me. i'm a good golfer. i'm just going to say that right now. >> low 80s. low 80s. pretty good for an amateur. >> i don't count.
a front bringing arctic temperatures to the midwest, over the north carolina and up to maine. below. that's enough to create danger outside. >> if you're out with exposed skin, in as little as 10 to 15 minutes you can feel symptoms of burning, stinging pain. >> the snow played a big role in this massive 50-vehicle pile up in pennsylvania. sadly, three people were killed in the crash. 40 people had to be taken to the hospital. some witnesses said they suddenly ran into a whiteout on the interstate just before that big crash. >> unbelievable!. self-driviig cars, come say, are he solution to stop a lot of crashes. some experts in our state say they may also be the key to reducing traffic in our city. they say with our existing road systems, we could get ten times more capacity. so the u.s. department of transportation is investing
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. good morning. welcome to sports extra. 3 this morning, we dance. just kidding. but close. we've reached the midway points of the nba season. nuggets have no all-stars, but two were a part of all-stars saturday night. the first up, slam dunk contest. >> oh yes!. >> you've seen it all. aaron gordon literally sits down in mid-air and slams it
it's my pleasure to show you this again. wow, just wow! seemed to be the dunk to dethrown the champ, but he's got something up his sleeve. i'm telling you foo the first time in nba history, we should have seen a tie, but levine pulled it out, he goes back to back. shifting now to college, the madness of march is nearly upon us. the race in the pack 12 is tightening up. this season they've showed us what do you guys know. colorado hosting washington last night. they entered tied with the huskies. josh rewarded for running the floor. cu up 16. wesley goodon in and he had himself a day.
44. they would find themselves in a dog fight. chris on the money end finished with team high 18 and that seemed to awaken cu. rebounds. he was all over the place, recorded his 5th double double. 17 points, 14 boards. they hell on 81-80 and are just a game out of first, and in sole possession of 4th place.. csu on the run. the rebs stole it. he takes flight. take it easy, man. it's just a game. he made two shots in the first half. that was one of them.
he led the way with 16 but the running rebs, they got the win. lady rams won 19 straight. they're getting to legendary status. the team is pretty good. watch them play. that's a look at your morning sports. hope you enjoyed it. it's 7:27, it's election season and you can tell. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are fighting for your support. >> still to come this hour, how clinton's campaign is taking her big message on the road today. >> and later, artificial turf
. welcome back at 7:30. time for a check of our top stories this morning. the u.s. could be in for a shift in the supreme court after justice antonin scalia passed away suddenly. he spent 30 years often employing literal interpretations at the constitution. president obama offered his condolences on his passing. he was 79 years old. we don't know the cause of 3 death. president obama plans to nominate a successor before he leaves office. >> both republican and democratic candidates addressing his death last night. this change could be the first major shift on the court since 1991.
in denver are looking for the two men they say posed as police officers and robbed another man after pulling him over. the victim says one of the men were wearing a uniform. the two were driving a crown victoria with flashinn lights. this happened late friday. thanks for watching denver 7 on this sunday. >> happy valentine's day. we have our red on. i didn't even have to call you and tell you to wear red. >> no, not at all. >> your wife picked out your tie for you. >> no, she's out of town. i'm lucky there was a red one. >> did you steal it or is it yours. >> this is a christmas tie but i think it works. let's get to our weather. we're going to have colder temperatures this afternoon, not affecting us this morning. copppr mountain quiet now. that is going to change. we'll see gusty winds and the chance for more snow. it's going to begin to pick up
this evening, but those winds, that's what you're going to notice. earlier this morning they're calm but they're starting to pick up. in the foothills right now seeing sustained speeds in the teens but these could pick up to about 65 miles per hour overnight through the day today. so this will be a big factor for us. on the plains, our wind speeds could pick up to 35 miles per hour, so windy here but definitely dealing with those stronger winds off to the west. degrees, and you're going to see those temperatures climb nicely. it is going to be cooler than yesterday. degrees. we'll see that at 1:00 this afternoon. however, we are in for a very nice warm up. once we get through this front. that rolls through today, and dealing with snow tomorrow. we'll talk about who is going to see some snow and who is rain in a moment. democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton spent their saturday right near in
both candidates spoke at the annual democratic party dinner at the dinner. south carolina's primary is next saturday. foomer congresswoman gabbie giffords and her husband hosted a round table in support of hillary clinton yesterday. today the couple is continuing their efforts on hillary's behalf, kicking off a door- knockinn event, and we're live with a preview of that. >>reporter: this is going to be starting in just about an hour and a half t hillary clinton's campaign office in the highlands. as you said, this is a door- knocking events so you might see clinton supporters on your doorstep this morning. thee want to talk directly to voters ahead of colorado's caucuses, which are on march 1st. giffords and kelly have been big backers of clinton. they hosted a discussion last
the crowd there included people who lost loved ones in colorado shootings. % of course giffords was the victim of a mass shooting herself, shot in the head during a 2011 event in tucson. six were killed and giffords was among 13 wwo were injured. since that shooting she's been dedicated to fighting for guu control. they belleve hillary clinton is the only candidate who can properly address gun viilence in our country. >> speaking is difficult for me, but january i want to say these two words: madam president. door-knocking events gets underway at 9:00 and we'll be here to ring it live. we're live in denver, lindsay watts, denver 7. clinton continues her campaign efforts as more of her e-mails are being released. 550 e-mails were released yesterday. they date back to when she was
more than 80 were upgraded to confident before they were released but they were not classified that way when they were sent. a federal judge wants the remaining e-mails to be released. an artist here just finished this mural of bernie sanders. this is between grant and sherman. the local artist who painted it sad to attend the big rally yesterday. marijuana has been legal in our state, there was been controversy surrounding its use. now the parents of a 2-month- old new mexico girl can hope she can sway opinions. she was born with an unknown type of epilepsy.. she was brought here.
with a cannabis oil. new developments now in the case of the surgical tech accused of stealing syringes and replacing them with unknown syringgses which put thousands of patients at risk. we have now learned that rocky allen was also fired from a they are offering patients treated while he worked there free blood teets to make sure they're okay. christopher says he came down with a terrible headache last month after returning from a trip to haiti. the next day he had a rash and from there it got worse. >> i said to myself ii's some kind of virus, not to worry, but then when the rash spread to my entire upper body, then i said it's not your typical
a trip to the doctor, he did feel a little bit better. doctors have now reported 20 cases of zika virus in eight florida counties. it's being linked in severe birth defects in babies. leaders with the ame church in denver will be dedicating a special stamp in honor of black historic month. it honors richard allen, a slave, to bought his own he went on to be the most memorable antislavery activist. pope francis is making sure he visits the most crrme-ridden areas of mexico. he'll speak today and offer a message of hope to the residents. yesterday as many as one million people came to greet % the pope as he arrived in mexico city.
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area dry, but we are looking for about 6-12 inches of snow in the highhcountry. of course the higher amounts, the northern mountains, talling about rabbit ears pass. we were seeing strong winds alonggi-70 in the foothills. you can see the camera. look at it shaking. unbelievable! you can imagine what that's like if you're trying to drivee >> especially a big rig. >> be careful on the roadways. okay. i is the weekend, of course that means it's kkds and %- sports. chances are if your kids play sports, you probably barely think at all about the turf 3 they're playing on, but you may want to. >> agencies are examining the safety f those popular synthetic athletic fields. they may be putting our kids at risk for cancer. >>reporter: this morning a major step towards answering a crucial question for athletes
could the fields they play on be a hazard to their health? espns series addressing the concern last november. >> all these kids are playing because they love it. i want them to be safe. i want them to know the truth. 3 tell me, is it good or bad for us? >>reporter: three federal agencies are looking into whether a popular artificial turf could contain dangerous carcinogens. several lawmakers raising the issue worried about the affect of the turf made from ground-up used tires. athletes say during a game, those little black pellets are unavoidable. >> they get in our eyes, they're everywhere. we eat them. >>reporter: it's used at morr than 10,000 athletic facilities nationwide, from playgrounds to public parks, even stadiums including this one where the women's world cup was played.
concern. what's in those little rubber pellets, i don't know. >>reporter: concerns prompting a high school to make a costly last-minute decision to switch to a differenn type of turf. >> because nobody is sure what or how serious it is. >>reporter: the epa, cdc and consumer products safety commission now investigating, explaining some of the government's best and brightest scientists working to discover if it is harmful. >> who knew? that makes sense. >> it does and it's kind f scary to think our kids are playing on it. it's not just that they're playing on it, they're falling on it, it's getting in their mouths and ears. >> scary. okay. it is 7:44. and check this out. no turf needed here at all. look at the waves, eric. >> this is the titans f
perfect name. they're each hoping to be named king of the ocean by riding the biggest waves they can find. this is just scary. last year's events was canceled because there weren't enough waves. that's not the case this time. 3 some of the waves 40 feet high. in the end, nick lamb came out on top. he earned 125,000 for catching the best waae, so i guess that's worth it. >> and how fun. i mean i can't do that at all. >> i've been on the california coast and hit a tiny wave and it knocks you to the bottom and you're like i'm going to die. it's like a 4-foot wave. i couldn't do that. >> we'll keep you in golf. today is not the day to golf.
ba da ba ba ba . welcome back. look at the winds we're dealing this is i-70. no, the traffic is not the concern this morning, it's the winds. we are seeing wind speeds right 3 now about 30 miles per hour but these could gust upward of 65 miles per hour there in the foothills. here across the plains our gusts could be closer to 35
wind is a big factor for us today. the annual ice festival is underway. thousands of people from all over the country came out yesterday to see the ice sculptures. folks were also flocking to loveland for their fire and ice festival. it continues tonight. there's ice sculptures and nightly fireworks show, including a car show and kids zone. >> how fun. >> and it's perfect weather for it. we just don't want the sculptures to melt. >> that's the biggest problem. the average high for this time of year is 45 degrees. we've been seeing a lot of 50s, 60s, and when i show you the seven-day, we've got a chance for 70s. >> golf weather. i've been talking about that. >> eric is just psyched to hear that. >> i'm having golf withdrawal. i need to get out.
give me time to catch up. up in the high country, not golfing weather up there. we've got winter weather advisories. it's quiet right now but the snow is going to pick up this afternoon, overnight through mid-day tomorrow and we're looking for 6612 inches of snow. i want to take you back to copper mountains. 40 minuues ago i showed you this ssot. we were seeing a mix of sun and clouds, now it is puue cloudy. we are starting to see a little bit of light snow beginning to fall and that is going to pick up in intensity. as we look at our sustained speeds, it doesn't look too bad right now. we've got speeds in the teens. we're seeing that out on the eastern plains. what we were going to be dealing with is across the metro area and on the eastern plains, we could see gusts upward of 35 miles per hour. our heaviest winds are going to be right there along the foothills and some of those
could see gusts up tt 65 miles per hour. the high-profile vehicles, just be advised, that's going to be a major factor for you. 34 here in downtown at city park. 37 in castle rock. boulder, one of the warmer locations of 43. greeley at 32. when you look at the state temperatures, you'll notice mid- to low 20s on the eestern plains. aspen at 22. steamboat and eagle both in the teens, and gunnissn, you are still the cold spot on our map at 6 below zero. gunnison, you're going to warm into the 30s. we are looking for temperatures in the low 50s across the metro area. some will climb into the mid- 50s. warmest location in the state will be the southeast corner as temperatures climb into the 60s. cooler today but today is just that one little hiccup, and then our temperatures pick back up. snow will continue in the high country. this is where it's going to stay through the day today, and
i stoppthis yeer at 6:30, we could staat to pick up a few northeast corner. as we edge closer to midnight, we could see a little rain-snow mix. it does look like i-25 corridor, fort collins, denver, even into ccstle ock will remain dry. snow is going to continue througg mid-day on monday. the heavier snow will quiet down monday evening, but we'll still have the light snow. as we look at our seven-day planner, it is impressive. winds will continue toddy and tomorrow. and then they're going to calm down just a little bit but we're going to see the temperatures climb into the upper 60s. thursday denver should top out at 69. there is the chance, however, that we will see some cities in the 70s. >> i'm going to admit, i'd rather it was like 500and calm than 70 and i walk outside and
. it is 7:54 now. we're back with a live look over the flat irons, just above boulder there. such a beautiful shot every time we show it. some cloud cover this orning. it's going to be nice, windy and warm. not as warmmas it's been but above average. let's put it a big weekend in politics. we had the gop debate last night, and here in colorado, both hillary clinton and bernie sanders are hitting the campaign trails as they inch closer to the race to the white house. lindsay watts is live with a clinton events will be getting underway soon.
ready for a knock on their door potentially from hillary supporters. neighborhoods this morning. there will be two special guests this morning to help kick things off. former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband. they hosted an anti-gun violence discussion yesterday. giffords was the victim of a shooting in 2011. sense gun-control legislation.. the events starts at 9:00. lindsay watts, denver 7. valentine's day. and if animals are the love of your life, today is the day you may find your next valentine. >> several shelters around he area are offering deals on adoptions this weekend.
$14 adoption for dogs and cats over six months old. >> the denver animal shelter well. you'll get half off the fee. be sure to stay with us, because in the next hour, from 9:00 to 10:00, we have another adorable adoption option to bring into your home. if you are celebrating with your human valentine, maybe you'd like to take them for a day of ice skating. morning. it's free to skatt and $2 if you need a rental. it closes for the season tomorrow night at 6:00. >> it's so cute watching the kids try to skate. and don't worry, you still have time to help us help special % olympics. we have two teams competing in the polar plunge. theenight team.
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of social security and expand benefits for people i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. week" with george battle for the bench. justice antonin scalia, conservative legend, dies at 79. the fight to fill his seat already under way. >> i plan to nominate a successor. >> it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay, delay, delay. >> as both sides dig in, will the presidential election become a referendum on the court? plus, trump targeted in the nastiest debate yet. the billionaire businessman under fire. >> i am sick and tired of him